NBA Rumors: Trades, Siakam, Cavaliers, Green, Markkanen, Pelicans

Pascal Siakam - Photo via USA Today Sports Images

Pascal Siakam may be available and the Kings “definitely” have interest in the Raptors big man, Sam Amick of The Athletic hears (video link).

Toronto drafted Florida State’s Scottie Barnes with the No. 4 overall pick, leading to much speculation that Siakam could eventually be on the move.

Does Sacramento have the right pieces to make a trade? If Toronto has interest in Buddy Hield, perhaps, though short of that, it’s hard to envision the two sides coming together on a deal.

More NBA Trade Rumors

  • The Cavaliers are among the teams with interest in Danny Green, per ESPN’s Jordan Schultz. It was recently reported that the Sixers have had contact with Green but we not getting close to a deal with the 34-year-old. The Lakers, Bulls, Celtics, Pelicans, and Bucks also have interest in Green.

  • The Spurs and Bulls discussed incorporating a Lauri Markkanen sign-and-trade as part of the DeMar DeRozan deal, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com explains on his Hoop Collective podcast. Markkanen reportedly was looking for a more lucrative deal than San Antonio wanted to offer.

  • The Pelicans made a $100 million contract offer to Chris Paul early on in free agency, Windhorst explains (same podcast), adding that New Orleans pursuit helped persuade Phoenix to tack on a fourth year to their offer. CP3 landed a four-year, $120 million contract to return to the Suns, though the final season is non-guaranteed.

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As a co-owner of FortyEightMinutes.com, Chris Crouse wears many hats, including editor and marketing director. He previously covered sports business at CNBC and he has covered the NBA for various publications, including SLAM Magazine and Hoops Rumors, in addition to working on the business side of media.

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